The Canandaigua Lake Water Trail is a series of independently-operated access sites focused on enriching non-motorized boating on Canandaigua Lake.The Water Trail features launching sites for paddlers to put in and take out their boats, along with destinations sites for paddlers to stop, rest and explore.
Canandaigua Lake Water Trail Disclaimer
Your utilization of this website, Canandaigua Lake Water Trail materials and/or use of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail acknowledges that you are participating at your own risk. If you paddle with minor child(ren), you acknowledge that the risks apply to them as well, and you will take any necessary precautions to keep them safe. Paddling and related activities can be unpredictable and/or dangerous.
Paddlers risk injury and even death from drowning, hypothermia, and other hazards. This website and Canandaigua Lake Water Trail materials do not replace proper planning or instruction by a qualified instructor, nor do they replace the skill, proper equipment, experience, and judgement that every paddler needs. Be sure to read and follow all safety suggestions. By paddling on the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail, you understand that there are risks including but not limited to physical injury, pain, and temporary or permanent disability which may arrive from your or others’ actions, inactions, or negligence or the condition of the activity’s location.
The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and the Finger Lakes Visitor’s Connection do not own, operate or maintain any of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail Access Sites. Each access site is owned and operated by separate and independent governmental and non-governmental organizations. These sites may change without our knowledge and therefore not updated on our website. By participating, you acknowledge and agree the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and its affiliates shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature (direct, indirect, consequential or other) that may arise as a result of your participation or that of any minor child(ren) under your care in this or any other activities.
Water Trail Amenities
Water Access Site
Destination Site Only
Canandaigua City Pier
Kershaw Park Western Launch Area
Canandaigua Outlet Launch
Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park
Atwater Meadows Park
Deep Run Park
Finger Lakes Land Trust East Shore Preserve at Bare Hill
Vine Valley Town Park
West River State Boat Launch
West River DEC State Access Site
West River-Hi Tor area
Prepared for the New York State Department of State under the Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund